A great way to get your feet wet, but move on.
Social Services Assistant (Current Employee) – La Porte, IN – May 3, 2018
I work in the Social Services department, a department which should truly should have at least two full time people ( one being a licensed social worker), however we only have two people, neither of us are social workers, and collectively we are only able to work roughly 50 or so hours a week. My particular job consists of interviewing residents, submitting paperwork into the system/state, assisting with scheduling, and ancillary services. Due to lack of man power, prepare to be overwhelmed. There are so many pieces to put into place and not enough time, money, or man power to do so. I'm in college, so this is not a bad way to get some experience, however I would not consider taking any more of a permanent position if offered. The staff is nice, somewhat clique-ish and a bit hard to break into their groups, but I have yet found someone who refuse to help me when requested. The technology in the facility however, is ancient, the internet tends to go down, and our office phones are never working correctly. The biggest con I would say has to do with the training offered to new staff. This industry has a high turn over rate, so they rush through orientation and training. I have been with the company since august and I am still being trained how to do my job properly since I wasn't trained correctly a couple of months ago. My position tends to be over piled with work, and the office is a 'catch all' for everyone else's issues; belongings, counseling, venting... My desk gets used by others who need a place to fill paperwork, and they sometimes leave it a mess. But, what can ya do?
flexible hours, wonderful residents, never a dull moment
too heavy of a work load, cut hours, poor training